Monthly Archives: July 2013


“Journeys are the midwives of thought.” — Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel — Alain de Botton calls the final section of his book, simply, Return. And it was to that section that I turned, despite having only read … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

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Out on the Surface of Life

“I do things quite purposefully now to get out on the surface of life.” — Alice Munro, on her retirement from writing — I saw many performances in Paris – contemporary theatre, modern dance, a ballet, a concert of Fado … Continue reading

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Movie Magic Close Up

One of the most incredible (and, dare I say, moving?) parts of the Harry Potter Experience was seeing the 1:24 scale model of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This massive structure was the finale of the exhibit, and … Continue reading

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